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Put your microwave to good use and make this classic Christmas chocolate yule log in no time. A budget dessert option, this is rich, luxurious and quintessentially festive. A dusting of icing sugar and a cranberry and rosemary garnish will make this a special end to your Christmas feast. See method
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Cut one of the Swiss rolls in half, widthways on the diagonal. Put the whole Swiss roll onto a serving plate and place the flat side of one of the cut pieces against the end.
Warm the frosting in the microwave for 10-15 secs until it’s easier to spread but not warm at all. Spread the diagonal-cut side of the remaining Swiss roll half with a little frosting, then attach it to the side of one end of the larger Swiss roll, to add a branch to the log. Spread the remaining frosting over the top of the Swiss roll, swirling it around to look like bark.
To make the decorations, dip the cranberries and rosemary into the egg white, then shake off the excess. Dip into the sugar until well coated and shake the excess off again. Lay over the Yule log to make little holly sprigs. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Use it up: Spread leftover frosting over digestive biscuits and scatter with sprinkles for a quick treat.
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